Join a Ministry

From providing music to planning events and volunteer opportunities to praying over those in need, there are a multitude of ways you can get involved at Christ Church Cranbrook. We welcome any and all who are interested in joining any of our ministries with open arms.

Click on any of the Ministry titles below for a brief description and who you can contact for more information. 

High Schooler and middle school youth can serve the church by becoming an Acolyte. This program trains young people in the beauty and tradition of worship services, with each acolyte playing a vital role in congregational worship.

I’m interested in becoming an Acolyte

Work behind the scenes to care for our Sanctuary, specifically in preparing the altar for Holy Eucharist, or creating beautiful arrangements for the altar, as well as boutonnieres and flowers for those being visited at home or for special events such as funerals and weddings. This flexible ministry is a great way to meet new people and work as part of team.

I’m interested in joining the Altar & Flower Guilds

Handbells are an excellent opportunity for those who are musically inclined (basic music reading skills are necessary!), but are not interested in singing.  This group will ring in church several times throughout the year, in addition to taking their show on the road to local venues that might not otherwise be able to hear live music regularly.

I’m interested in joining the Cranbrook Ringers

Docents conduct tours of the church and chapels for large and small groups.

I’m interested in becoming a Docent

Assist in the Eucharist by administering the chalice. Open to confirmed adults and youth over age 16.

I’m interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister

Eucharistic Visitors are lay persons who receive specific training and are licensed by the bishop to take Consecrated Elements from the Celebration of Holy Eucharist to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity or other limiting factors, are unable to be present at the Eucharistic Celebration.

I’m interested in becoming a Eucharistic Visitor

Assist the clergy when receptions for funerals and other special events for the church are planned.

I’m interested in assisting at Funerals

A group of parishioners who welcome attendees before and after each weekend service.

I’m interested in becoming a Greeter

Anoint, pray and lay hands on individuals who seek healing during Communion in St. Paul’s Chapel at the 10 AM service.

I’m interested in becoming a Healing Minister

Become a healing prayer minister who can offer prayer and anointing for those who are seeking prayers of healing and hope. You will be required to take Safe Church Training to join this ministry. 

I’m interested in becoming a Healing Prayer Minister

There are roles for anyone interested in receiving our parishioners and guests with a can-do attitude! We plan fellowship opportunities within and outside of the church, from hosting Sunday Coffee Hour to planning our annual Advent by Candlelight.

I’m interested in joining the Hospitality Ministry

Each week, we receive prayer requests from some of the 1600 inmates in the Oakland County Jail on Telegraph Road, Pontiac. If you are willing to pray for their requests and write a letter of encouragement to them (directions provided), please consider participating in this rewarding ministry. You can also visit with inmates who have requested chaplain visits, listen and share the Gospel.

I’m interested in joining the Jail & Outreach Ministry

Assist clergy with visiting the ill, the bereaved, the disabled, and the home bound. Delivering altar flowers on Sundays and plants at Christmas and Easter are also the work of these dedicated volunteers.

I’m interested in becoming a Lay Visitor

Read lessons and lead the prayers at Saturday and Sunday services.

I’m interested in becoming a Lector

Want to help LGBTQ+ Christians and seekers at CCC feel welcomed and at home?  Love Wins began in 2016 as CCC’s inclusion ministry – a place where LGBTQ+ Episcopalians and newcomers, as well as friends and allies, could gather for fellowship, mutual encouragement and to advocate for radical welcome and full inclusion. 

I’m interested in joining Love Wins

Love to cook? Join this ministry to make & take meals for members of our church family during their times of need, whether welcoming a new baby, experiencing a loss or recovering from a medical procedure.

I’m interested in joining the Meals Ministry

Volunteering to walk alongside people in our community is one of the privileges of the life well-lived. Join the ministry that coordinates and executes all the volunteer opportunities available at CCC.

I’m interested in joining the Mission & Outreach Ministry

Our choir and guest instrumentalists serve to inspire the congregation to worship God in song and to enhance our experience of God’s presence in the beauty of our majestic Sanctuary.

I’m interested in joining the Music Ministry

Help is often needed to answer phones, organize files, proofread, stuff envelopes, input data and other administrative tasks.

I’m interested in becoming an Office Volunteer

This ministry focuses promoting wellness, disease prevention and health promotion, affirming the church as a place for healing and wholeness through personal health counseling, their Heart to Heart articles, periodic forums aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and various health screenings.

I’m interested in joining the Parish Health Ministry

This small group meets monthly to address prayer cards with personal messages which are sent to all on the church prayer list, as well as to new members.

I’m interested in joining the Prayer Card Ministry

A number of women of Christ Church Cranbrook pour hours of their time and their prayers into knitting beautiful shawls for those who are ill or celebrating a milestone.  After the shawls are blessed by the priest at their meetings on the second Monday of the month, the shawls are delivered to parishioners.  You don’t need to know how to knit to join this ministry.

I’m interested in joining the Prayer Shawl Ministry

A group of parishioners who welcome and escort worshipers into the nave, distribute bulletins and collect the offering.

I’m interested in becoming an Usher

Join the team of lay ministers who lead the worship processions, making room for the procession to enter the church.

I’m interested in becoming a Verger

This team welcomes newcomers to the church on Sundays, and occasionally at community events outside of the church. They give newcomers an inside look at what’s happening at CCC and how they can become more involved in their new parish home.

I’m interested in joining the Welcome Ministry